Services at Brownsville Campus

  • MCAT/DAT Preparation
  • Enrichment Programs (Fall / Spring / Summer)
  • Workshops (Fall / Spring / Summer)
  • Advising
  • Mentoring (Fall / Spring)
  • Mock interviews
  • Scholarships
  • Lending library

MCAT Preparation at the Brownsville Campus:

The Office of Health Professions and Student Success at the Brownsville campus offers year round extensive courses given by Princeton, Altius, AAMC, Khan, UWorld, Exam Krackers, and Gold Standard. These courses provide students with numerous hours of live instruction, books, and practice exams. 

Other activities offered are the lending library, scholarships, mentoring, advising, enrichment programs, and direct instruction workshops, mock interviews, career guidance, shadowing, and community service opportunities. 

MCAT/DAT Preparation 

Princeton Review Live online

  • 123 hours of live instruction featuring subject matter
  • 650+ hours of total preparation
  • Medflix: 500+ content lessons
  • Live content and strategy review
  • 14 full lengthtests
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Access to all online AAMC materials

Altius MCAT Preparation:

Sets of 11 full-length MCAT practice test with detailed score feedback. 

Gold Standard DAT Comprehensive Review:

  • Ambitious and comprehensive review of all DAT subjects
  • 5000+ online practice multiple choice questions
  • 2+ full length practice exams.

Princeton Review GRE Premium: 

  • Reviews for each section of the exam
  • Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and math problems.
  • Extensive GRE vocabulary list featuring key terms and exercises
  • 6 full-length practice test with detailed answer explanations
  • Multi-week study guides
  • Special "GRE Insider" section packed with helpful information about graduate school admission, popular programs, application requirements, and more.

Workshops/Summer Enrichment Programs:

Direct instruction in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Verbal Reasoning that will help students prepare for medical graduate entrance exams such as the MCAT, DAT, and GRE. 


 4+3 PT Program

The Office of Health Professions Careers has partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Health Professions to offer a 4+3 Early Acceptance for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. It allows UTRGV students pursuing a career in physical therapy to gain an early conditional acceptance into the DPT Program at UTHSCSA. 


  • Completion of Sophomore year at UTRGV.
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA on both cumulative and science coursework.
  • Successfully complete at least 60 undergraduate credit hours but no more than 72 undergraduate credit hours (20 hours science/math).
  • Complete at least 40 hours working/ volunteer/shadowing/observing in a clinical setting supervised by a PT or PTA.

Contact Information

Dr. Gustavo Stern. M.D.,FACS
Office of Health Professions Careers LHSB 2.824
One West University Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520
956-882-5036 |


Karina Sanchez
Program Coordinator
Office of Health Professions Careers LHSB 2.822
One West University Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520
956-882-5059 |